Celebrating 15 years in backgammon games

Strategic Choices - Gains And Drawbacks

by Steve Sax
27 January 2001


Steve Sax

Michael Strato: Here is the fifth and final position. In this scene, you're behind in the pipcount and decide to play 13/10 4/2. This looks like a trap you're setting for your opponent, is this a dare for him to hit you? What's the game plan here?

Move 15 Green






 
Pip: 95
Game 1
7 point match

Green-White:
Score 0-0
Pip: 115
 

# PlyMoveEquity
  1 3 13/8 49.82%
    0.5%   6.6%  47.6%    52.4%   3.3%   0.2%
  2 3 4/1 4/2 49.45% (-0.37%)
    0.6%   7.1%  46.1%    53.9%   5.7%   0.4%
  3 3 4/1 3/1 49.35% (-0.47%)
    0.5%   6.1%  45.6%    54.4%   4.8%   0.3%
* 4 3 13/10 4/2 49.33% (-0.48%)
    0.6%  10.7%  46.8%    53.2%  10.1%   0.5%
  5 3 5/2 4/2 49.25% (-0.56%)
    0.5%   5.8%  45.1%    54.9%   4.8%   0.3%
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Steve Sax: In this final position, I decide to play 13/10, 4/2. It is certainly not a trap I'm setting for my opponent hoping they will hit me. It's my attempt to be more ready to contain my opponent's checker should I be so fortunate to hit them
 
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